A birdwatching trip to Japan in winter February to March, stopping in Tokyo, Karuizawa and Kaga on Honshu, Arasaki and Miike on Kyushu and Kushiro, Nemuro, Rausu and Nakashibetsu in Hokkaido, ending with an overnight ferry trip from Tokyo to the Izu Islands for albatrosses.
There are some more pictures in some
blog posts and many more pictures on my OneDrive.
Falcated Duck in the moat of the imperial palace
Good handwashing technique
There is a bit of snow, though.
Hooded Cranes at dawn
A White-naped Crane squares up to a Common Crane in the crowd of Hooded Cranes
Eurasian Bullfinch – the asian subspecies have grey breasts
At 0410 in the morning the Blakiston’s Fish Owl arrived.
Pounce for the cameras.
Steller’s Sea Eagle
The Steller’s Sea Eagle may be slower, but it’sfar more powerful in an arm wrestle.
Blakiston’s Fish Owl
Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker